[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 23, 2021 (May 31 – June 06) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 23, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 23)

Week 23 was another uneventful week for the video games market in Japan, without a single entry in the Top 10 Software. The usual evergreen titles all saw an increase in sales (even Minecraft, though it only sold a few dozen units more than during Week 21) thanks to a noticeable increase in Hardware sales.

Miitopia had a good third week with 25 647 units sold (-26%), which brings total sales to 132 823 units. It looks like sales are now starting to stabilise, and that the game is about to join the club of the Nintendo Switch evergreen titles. This Nintendo Switch port is yet to outsell the original at retail, but considering the original was released in December (just in time for the holiday season), it’s no wonder. It’s only a matter of time before it does, though!

Unfortunately, Rune Factory 5 had a rather unremarkable 3rd week with 6 447 units sold (-50%), which follows a poor 2nd week. It’s now sold 122 203 units at retail since launch, and it looks like it may not reach 200 000 units in the end.

No particular milestone this week!

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2021.05.21} (¥4.980) – 25.647 / 132.823 <60-80%> (-26%)
02./03. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) – 19.583 / 2.245.384 <80-100%> (-18%)
03./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 13.567 / 2.614.401 <80-100%> (-3%)
04./06. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 11.688 / 1.983.567 <80-100%> (+0%)
05./08. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 11.687 / 2.213.705 <80-100%> (+14%)
06./10. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 9.818 / 767.754 <80-100%> (+14%)
07./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.788 / 3.862.653 <80-100%> (+13%)
08./12. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 7.350 / 4.299.265 <80-100%> (+11%)
09./05. [NSW] Rune Factory 5 # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2021.05.20} (¥6.980) – 6.447 / 122.203 <80-100%> (-50%)
10./07. [PS4] Resident Evil Village # <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08} (¥7.990) – 6.354 / 179.486 <80-100%> (-40%)
11./13. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 5.925 / 6.790.053 <80-100%> (-1%)
12./15. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 5.778 / 1.904.051 <80-100%> (+17%)
13./11. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980) – 5.651 / 235.094 <60-80%> (-27%)
14./14. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 4.783 / 720.293 <80-100%> (-4%)
15./16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.172 / 3.876.586 <80-100%> (-1%)
16./02. [PS4] Biomutant <RPG> (THQ Nordic Japan) {2021.05.25} (¥6.900) – 3.869 / 28.465 <80-100%> (-84%)
17./18. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 3.867 / 4.060.107 <80-100%> (+8%)
18./22. [PS4] Judgment [2][New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2021.04.23} (¥1.800) – 2.521 / 20.755 <80-100%> (-2%)
19./00. [PS4] Wing of Darkness # <SLG> (Clouded Leopard Entertainment) {2021.06.03} (¥3.480) – 2.376 / NEW <60-80%>
20./20. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 2.323 / 106.920 <80-100%> (-20%)
21./00. [NSW] Wing of Darkness # <SLG> (Clouded Leopard Entertainment) {2021.06.03} (¥3.480) – 2.322 / NEW <40-60%>
22./25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 2.288 / 102.812 <80-100%> (+12%)
23./17. [PS5] Resident Evil Village # <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08} (¥7.990) – 2.085 / 53.953 <60-80%> (-44%)
24./27. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 2.021 / 1.822.135 <80-100%> (+6%)
25./24. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… <RPG> (Square Enix) {2021.04.22} (¥7.800) – 1.919 / 158.265 <80-100%> (-10%)
26./00. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 1.710 / 1.099.465 <80-100%>
27./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 1.610 / 1.065.976 <80-100%>
28./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 1.572 / 2.238.760 <80-100%>
29./30. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <PZL> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 1.507 / 153.015 <80-100%> (-6%)
30./00. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2020.09.08} (¥3.600) – 1.381 / 114.931 <80-100%>

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 24
PS4 – 5
PS5 – 1

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, the Nintendo Switch saw another inexplicable bump in sales with nearly 100 000 units sold (97 208 units to be precise). And yet, Week 23 didn’t see the release of anything significant, and there isn’t some mega hit on the horizon to boost demand. Sales increased because demand is far from being met yet. There’s no widespread shortages anymore, but sales still fluctuate depending on how many units Nintendo can ship to retailers.

In comparison, the Nintendo Switch sold “only” 68 192 units last year during the same week (the previous week had seen a pretty hefty shipment). The gap between 2021 and 2020 nearly went back to its Week 21 level, with 2 775 112 units sold so far this year (vs. 2 439 468 units last year). Demand for the console remains unusually high for a console that’s already on its 5th year on the market.

LTD sales now stand at 20 115 486 units, with 3 872 862 units for the Lite model and 16 242 624 units for OG model.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales dropped to 341 units this week (down from 425 units last week, and 1 180 units last year). YTD sales now stand at 14 468 units (vs. 30 240 units last year), and LTD sales at 24 573 376 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     97.208 |     71.148 |     68.192 |  2.775.112 |  2.439.468 |  20.115.486 |
| PS5 # |     18.330 |     39.324 |            |    545.230 |            |     800.380 |
| PS4 # |      2.725 |      2.562 |     21.291 |     75.783 |    405.884 |   9.366.673 |
| XBS # |        630 |        547 |            |     14.709 |            |      46.133 |
| 3DS # |        341 |        425 |      1.180 |     14.468 |     30.240 |  24.573.376 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    119.234 |    114.006 |     90.700 |  3.425.302 |  2.878.101 |  56.067.272 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     16.302 |     33.566 |            |    462.245 |            |     668.867 |
| PS5DE |      2.028 |      5.758 |            |     82.985 |            |     131.513 |
| XBS X |        346 |        391 |            |      9.127 |            |      34.003 |
| XBS S |        284 |        156 |            |      5.582 |            |      12.130 |
| NSW L |     23.004 |     22.058 |     19.183 |    800.770 |  1.240.477 |   3.872.862 |
|  NSW  |     74.204 |     49.090 |     49.009 |  1.974.342 |  1.198.991 |  16.242.624 |
|  PS4  |      2.725 |      2.562 |     15.701 |     75.559 |    255.084 |   7.790.950 |
|n-2DSLL|        341 |        425 |      1.122 |     14.468 |     28.479 |   1.178.431 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 22)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./01. [NSW] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2021.05.21} (¥4.980)
02./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
03./02. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990)
04./00. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980)
05./00. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
02./02. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom) {2021.03.26}
03./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
04./04. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
05./00. [NSW] Family Trainer (Bandai Namco Games) {2021.04.29}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create – Software sales (South Korea – Top 5)

01./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
02./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
03./01. [NSW] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2021.05.21}
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./05. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

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Source: Media Create / Famitsu / Famitsu / Gamer (via hiska-kun)
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetEra)


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